One Good Acquires India’s ‘Best’ Vegan Cheese Brand
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Following its acquisition of plant-based nutrition brand Pro2fit earlier this year, India’s leading plant-based dairy brand One Good has added Angelo Vegan Cheese to its portfolio.
“One reason we are excited about having Angelo Vegan Cheese on board is because it aligns with our pursuit of making products that are delicious, functional, and have clean ingredients,” One Good (formerly Goodmylk,) said in a LinkedIn post about the acquisition.
India’s best vegan cheese
“Angelo is India’s best vegan cheese. We are excited to bring these products to our customers everywhere. We’ve assembled a basket of great products, and we’re working really hard to get them everywhere,” One Good co-founder Abhay Rangan said in a statement.
The move is part of One Good’s goal of becoming the leading dairy-free producer in India.
Angelo Vegan Cheeses come in four styles are made with fresh and clean-label ingredients and include products developed specifically for commercial-scale applications, such as in pizza and lasagna as well as in classic Indian dishes including dosa.
One Good says its peanut curd is being used in the cheeses already. “You’ll be amazed at how rich and flavourful each bite is, with a texture that will leave you wondering if it’s too good to be true,” the company said.
“Adi — [Angelo Vegan’s founder] — isn’t just a talented cheese maker, he’s also incredibly passionate about veganism, sharing our same values and drive to make vegan products mainstream,” One Good said in the post.
One Good says the Angelo cheese will initially be available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Chennai, and Hyderabad, with plans to launch in retail coming soon. One Good has already started selling the cheese in its hospitality and food services channels.
India’s palate for plants
Alt-dairy is booming across the country known for its love of conventional dairy. In November, Phyx44 nabbed $1.2 million in Seed funding for its precision fermentation technology. The Bangalore-based Phyx44 says it’s using precision fermentation to create whey and casein that can disrupt India’s dairy industry with products that perform like cow’s milk.
The merger comes as India is set to see some of the biggest category growth for vegan food in 2023 as demand continues to rise. Earlier this month, Mumbai-based Another Foods announced a new plant-based chicken made specifically for food service to support the demand across India’s hospitality and restaurant industries.